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December 29, 2010

Christmas Trifle!

Food and cooking

My principal creative achievement this Christmas was this towering, billowy Gingerbread-Pear Trifle:


It was delicious, if I do say so myself. And really, I'm not taking much credit: the recipe was from the Holiday Baking special issue of Cook's Illustrated and, as they always know what they're doing, I just followed instructions.

Here's a close-up on the pretty, pretty whipped cream top:


And the trifle in place on our rather Christmassy table:


(Yes, everything matches. It's Spode. You can tell because there's a Santa on top of the tree. Knock-offs generally have stars. Accept no substitutes!)

Posted by Kat at December 29, 2010 02:37 PM
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